Tag: cash aid
The Malay Economic Action Council says the BR1M scheme is 'good and strategic', the only issue is who receives the aid.
The former prime minister says the concept of taxing the rich to help the poor is normal in other countries as well.
Mohd Puad Zarkashi says BR1M was the idea of Bank Negara Malaysia which was led by Zeti Akhtar Aziz at the time.
Prime minister advises applicants to check their status through BR1M's official portal, adding that the deadline for appeals ends on May 31.
Registration will be open from Jan 15 to Jan 31.
A total 49,533 applications for the one-off RM700 aid were approved, out of which 46,701 applicants had received their money.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak says it is an undeniable fact that BR1M is the best method to help the needy and boost the local economy.
Selangor menteri besar sticks to his guns that the monetary aid is a form of bribe.
We are pretending to help the people through BR1M when we close both eyes to the inherent unfairness and exploitation in the system.
Prime Minister says 35 economists from the United Kingdom support the measure to alleviate the hardship by the poor.